Grilled Onion, Beef, and Sweet Potato Salad

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Grilled Onion, Beef, and Sweet Potato SaladRecipe
Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
This warm main-course salad is best served with bread to mop up the delicious dressing. Grill the onion slices on skewers or in a grill basket so they won't fall apart when turned. If the sweet potatoes are not tender by the time they've browned on the grill, microwave them on high for 2-second intervals until done. You can also broil them in the oven on a broiler pan coating with cooking spray.
4 servings


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1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 1/8 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
2 large white onions, cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices
Cooking spray
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut horizontally into (1/2-inch-thick) slices (about 1 pound)
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Remaining ingredient:
4 cups trimmed arugula or baby spinach


To prepare salad, combine coriander, 1 teaspoon pepper, thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; rub over both sides of steak.

Prepare grill.

Sprinkle onion slices with 1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt; spray with cooking spray. Thread onion slices onto skewers or arrange in grilling basket. Place the skewers or grilling basket on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill onions 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Remove from skewers or basket; place in a large bowl.

Lightly coat sweet potato with cooking spray. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; slice potatoes into 1/4-inch strips. Add to onion; toss to combine.

To prepare dressing, combine the orange juice and next 6 ingredients (orange juice through 1/4 teaspoon salt), stirring with a whisk.

Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place steak on a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Place arugula in a large bowl; drizzle with 1/4 cup dressing, tossing gently to coat. Place 1 cup arugula mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 cup onion mixture. Arrange 3 ounces steak over each serving; drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon dressing. Serve immediately.

Created date

April 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 390
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 13.1 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 6.1 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 28.3 g
Carbohydrate 40.4 g
Fiber 6.6 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Calcium 107 mg